For many of the residents of the U.S. knowing what the National Trails are that have been established by governments both state and at the federal level. The 2nd of the National Scenic Trails that I will be creating a post about is the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
The trail was established in 1980, and is approximately 1,000 miles long that stretches throughout the entirety of the state of Wisconsin. You can see a picture of where the trail leads in the image above.
The trail is maintained by the National Park Service, and also by non-for-profit organizations in various segments of the trail.
A mere 15,000 years ago during the Ice Age, much of North America lay under a huge glacier. Mammoths, saber tooth cats and cave lions roamed the earth! Some of the best evidence of this glacier is found in Wisconsin such as the state’s many lakes, river valleys, gently rolling hills, and ridges. The nearly 1,200 mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the glacier’s edge. Hopefully some of you will at least get to hike a segment of this wonderful trail. I intend to thru-hike this at some point!
I hope to inform all of you that there are some truly amazing hiking trails right here in the U.S.!